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Poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson


Villanelle


Come hither, child, and rest,
This is the end of day,
Behold the weary West!

Sleep rounds with equal zest
Man's toil and children's play,
Come hither, child, and rest.

My white bird, seek thy nest,
Thy drooping head down lay,
Behold the weary West!

Now eve is manifest
And homeward lies our way,
Behold the weary West!

Tired flower! upon my breast
I would wear thee alway,
Come hither, child, and rest -
Behold the weary West! 



Ernest Christopher Dowson


Ernest Christopher Dowson's other poems:
  1. The Sea-Change
  2. On The Birth Of A Friend's Child
  3. Amantium Irae
  4. Exchanges
  5. In A Breton Cemetery


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Henley Villanelle ("A dainty thing's the Villanelle")

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